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Gymnopus confluens

Observed: 23rd August 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Found this clump of about 12 mushrooms growing in mixed leaf litter near some trees in the park. Any ideas about what they are would be appreciated.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Janys Hyde's picture

Attempted id

I only have limited reference books and little experience, but this looks like a Bonnet Bell Cap. Is that a possibility I wonder? Can't quite make out the size of your mushroom.

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Thanks for the suggestion

Thanks for the suggestion Janys. I should really take notes, but I usually spot things when I'm jogging and just take the photos. My recollection is that these fungi were about 25 mm across the caps...

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Size ok

Well the book tells me that the size would be about right. Let's just hope someone with more confidence on this one steps in!

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Bonnet cap

The Latin name given is Mycena galericulata for the Bonnet Bell Cap as part of the Tricholoma Family. Just starting out here and so many of the images in these little reference books look very similar to the untrained eye. Don't see any mushrooms at all around my parts! Thanks for the interesting explanation.

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Thanks for the ID, Alan. We

Thanks for the ID, Alan.
We have a lot of fungi about at the moment, Janys - most of which to my eye (also untrained) are mainly mystery mushrooms... hopefully they will become more familiar thanks to the wonderful iSpot community.